Back in December, Twin Brother announced it was no more. Fortunately, the sudden end of the band didn’t last long, as singer/primary songwriter/founding member Sean Raasch decided he wasn’t quite ready to say goodbye to the name and the project he’d put the better part of a decade into building. Rather than revert back to a trio or work to fill personnel gaps in the band that had ballooned to six members for last year’s Alone In Austin EP, Raasch decided the best way to do Twin Brother was to do it himself.
In the wake of the internal changes, Raasch bought recording equipment, taught himself to mix and master through online tutorials, and completed all seven songs for a new album—writing the material as he recorded it—in a span of just two weeks. The final product, Rightfully So, is a batch of seven homespun recordings that are wrought with bare emotion and deconstructed instrumentation.
“Without the band, it’s just me as organically as possible. It’s just my heart, myself, and my thoughts,” Raasch says. “I’m not thinking about anybody else. I just want it to be as real to me as possible.”
Outside of some light keyboard accompaniment and ghostly backing vocals (both provided by Raasch), Rightfully So is simply a man, his guitar, his voice, and years of experiences piled into seven deeply personal offerings. The band was on the brink of collapse, but thankfully, Raasch decided to keep Twin Brother going and to take it in a different direction altogether.
Before Twin Brother marks the release of Rightfully So with a show at Tonic Tavern on Wednesday, February 7, hear the album in its entirety, only on Milwaukee Record.